Category Archives: Management

Are We Continuously Improving Or Just Continuously Changing?

Don’t confuse activity – even when it has a visible, measurable effect – with productivity. Without a clear picture of where we are going and why, our best efforts at improvement (though they may be ‘continuous’ efforts) are likely to … Continue reading 

Also posted in Coaching, Kaizen, Lean Systems, Productivity | 3 Comments

“The purpose of kanban is to eliminate the kanban”

I found the quote that title’s this blog post in Mike Rother’s Toyota Kata book – the origin is simply stated as “a Toyota person”.   Kanban: We’re Doing It Wrong The title quote plays hand in hand with a … Continue reading 

Also posted in Kaizen, Kanban | 4 Comments

How We Do Things – The Team Room

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Books Reviews, Lean Systems | 4 Comments

How We Do Things – Specification (Using the right tools)

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in Philosophy of Software, Quality | 4 Comments

How We Do Things – Evolving our Specification Practice

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, C#, Lambda Expressions, Principles and Patterns | 6 Comments

Electronic Kanban Tools and WIP Limits: LeanKitKanban and AgileZen Get It!

Most of the electronic Kanban boards that exist simply don’t understand what WIP limits are really about. They all seem to go down the path of forcing any step (column) in the process to have a maximum limit that is … Continue reading 

Also posted in Kanban, Metrics, Tools and Vendors | 11 Comments

How We Do Things – Testing Part 2

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in Community | 2 Comments

How We Do Things – Evolving our TDD/BDD Practice

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in Principles and Patterns | 37 Comments

How We Do Things – Planning Part 2

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, Analysis and Design, Behavior Driven Development, C#, Model-View-Presenter, Principles and Patterns, Unit Testing | 13 Comments

How We Do Things – Evolving our Planning Practice

This content comes solely from my experience, study, and a lot of trial and error (mostly error). I make no claims stating that which works for me will work for you. As with all things, your mileage may vary, and … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Analysis and Design, Behavior Driven Development, Lean Systems, Philosophy of Software, Refactoring, Standardized Work | 4 Comments